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Volume 5 Issue 7 Paper 1
Investigating the Scopal Connection of Quantifiers and Negation in the Translation from Jizani Dialect to English
Maha Qasim Shamakhi
English Language Department, College of Arts and Humanities,
Jazan University, Jazan 45142, Saudi Arabia
Email: qm1426@hotmail.com
Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9161-577X
In order to translate Jizani Arabic into English, this paper attempts to investigate the scope interpretation of quantified DPs, particularly when they interact with negation. The primary goal of the paper is to investigate how the Logical Form rules treat the unclear link between negation and quantifiers. Different semantic readings of a sentence lead to ambiguity in that sentence. Utilizing the Negation Placement Strategy, I examine scope relations in this paper. De Haan (1997 & 2006) established the Negation Placement Strategy to look at the interpretation of the broad and specific scope of negation in a sentence. I use an analysis of multiple Jizani Arabic sentences to demonstrate how distinct interpretations can be distinguished. When there are two quantifier operators or when the surface syntactic location of the negation in a quantifier phrase is changed, ambiguity can be detected (QP). Based on the interplay between the quantifier operator and other types of operators, such negation, this operation is supported by many types of evidence. According to the study’s findings, there is no ambiguity in Jizani Arabic when the quantifier kull, meaning “all,” is used in conjunction with the negations ma or mu. However, a
statement exhibits scope ambiguity in its interpretation when the quantifier kull “every” interacts with negative particles. To avoid this ambiguity, a solution has been put forth. Allowing the QP to adopt a broad scope over the negation despite the quantifier’s location is the best way to resolve scope ambiguity in JA.

Keywords: Scopal Connection, Quantifiers and Negation, Jizani Dialect to English, Translation

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